• Thursday , 9 July 2020

Medical Animation Tutorial: How to Create DNA in Autodesk Maya Part One

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In this tutorial we are going to look at two different ways to model a basic DNA structure in Maya using Animation Snapshot and the Twist deformer. This is the Part One of what will be a two part tutorial to animate your DNA strand. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out on Part Two!

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  1. camui cheng
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Your tutorials are greatly worth support!

  2. Scott Whitty
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Frustrating when you know you've followed the directions and it doesn't work

  3. Orphydian▪Learning
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Hot to create your intro motion graphic animation next maybe ? Maybe you use after effects but I've heard many times gnats even easier in 3d software.

  4. Austin Carson
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Upset you don’t upload anymore. These video are so useful, I can’t thank you enough!

  5. Janne Sopanen
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Insanely brilliant workflows. Love it!

  6. Marcus Evjen
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Looking forward to the next video 😊

  7. ankit saun
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    So much greatness and sharing is much appreciated. Lots of Love and Respect

  8. angelsface200
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    This is awesome! Thank you so much. Just wondering – are there any jobs out there where I can do this for a living? (make medical animations using Maya) I find this very fun for some reason.

  9. Marco Craamer
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    You are amazing!

  10. Asif Islam Abir
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    I am your big fan. I want to do work with you. I also a 3D artist. 🙂
    I need some help about blood circulation animation.

  11. Mauro Sanna
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Very nice video Emily, I enjoyed it a lot, thank you.

    About the "S" key not working at frame 20: that was because you were still in the input field of the channel box, which made you type the S rather than telling Maya to interpret it as a "Set Key" command.
    A middle mouse click in the viewport and then "S" on the keyboard would have worked no problems.
    It happens all the time to me because I forget to get out of the input fields in the channel box. 😀

    Also one tip for duplicating objects at a distance, without having to use the Duplicate Special tool:

    Select the object, duplicate it (CTRL + D), move the duplicate wherever you want it (you can also rotate and scale if you need), then pres "SHIFT + D".
    Maya will repeat everything you have done (transformations wise) while duplicating your object, as many times as you keep duplicating with "SHIFT + D".
    Though be aware that the operation will exponentially add up to the transformations (e.g. if you scaled the object by 2, the next duplicate will become 4… And so forth).

    I am looking forward to the next videos! Thanks again! 🙂

  12. JC
    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    For the first method you can also use Duplicate with transform but using Mash would be a better option because you have more control and you can use a curve to deform the arrays in case you don't want a perfectly straight model and you can animate that curve without creating a spline ik.

    October 22, 2019 at 16:06

    Noce video
    Please make the video on muscle system in maya..

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